Gala puts a human face on Catholic education
Oct 24 2011
The sounds of a choir of Baltimore City Catholic schoolchildren and the Archbishop Curley High School drumline welcomed 1,100 formally dressed celebrants to the Baltimore Convention Center Oct. 22 for a gala dinner feting Catholic schools in the archdiocese.
St. Agnes steps up to support breast cancer patients
Oct 20 2011
The ladies of the Stepping Stones Breast Cancer Support Group at St. Agnes Hospital are as different as the varying stages of cancer they are living through, but they do share one important mantra: it’s better to be laughing than crying. On Oct. 6, that saying rang true as the group participated in its first-ever Healing through the Arts workshop.
Father David Shaum, legend at Mount St. Mary’s, dies
Oct 07 2011
Father David W. Shaum, a legendary figure at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg and the second longest-serving priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Oct. 6 just two weeks before his 91st birthday.
Father Barron’s ‘Catholicism’
Sep 29 2011
In the fall of 1972, a group of us, philosophy majors all, approached our dean of studies, Father Bob Evers, with a request: Under the supervision of a faculty member, could we build a two-credit senior seminar in our last college semester around Kenneth Clark’s BBC series, “Civilization,” which had been shown on American public television. Father Evers agreed, and we had a ball. “Civilization” was the perfect way to finish a serious undergraduate liberal arts education; it brought together ideas, art, architecture and history in a visually compelling synthesis of the history of western culture that respected Catholicism’s role in shaping the West.
Teen chosen to perform NCYC theme song is grounded in her faith
Sep 28 2011
INDIANAPOLIS - As she talked to the elementary school children, Francesca “Chessie” LaRosa could have focused on how she is scheduled to sing in front of 25,000 young people who are expected to come to Indianapolis in November for the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference.
Mandate one musical setting
Sep 27 2011
Regarding “Parishes introduce new settings” (CR, Sept. 15), I do not disagree with the view that, in an archdiocese as diverse as ours, “it would be catastrophic to only have had one or two musical settings of the new translation to choose from.”
Investing in Hispanic/Latino leadership
Sep 22 2011
As the United States becomes more ethnically and culturally diverse, the Hispanic/Latino community will be one of the principle crucibles out of which leadership develops, emerges and plays a major role. As Hispanic/Latinos take on an increasing role in determining leadership in the Catholic Church in the U.S., they will face new challenges related to (a) becoming more dispersed throughout the country and less mono-cultural in their makeup; (b) growing in rural and suburban areas, while continuing to increase in the metropolis; © growing in diversity as Hispanic/Latinos are consumed into multiethnic offices making it a challenging task for the church to minister adequately and effectively within this context; (d) the Caribbean Hispanic/Latinos from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba have a different ethos, popular religious practices, and history with the U.S. to that of Mexico, South and Central America, broadening the scope and complexity on how serving the needs of this growing Hispanic/Latino diversity throughout the parish communities in the U.S. are met, in addition; (e) the Puerto Rican community is unique to all the other Hispanic/Latino groups because of its commonwealth status and being born as U.S. citizens; while treated repeatedly as second-class citizens, or as strangers and frequently neglected not only by the dominant culture, but by other Hispanic/Latino groups as well.